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Ecotricity finalist story – mega efficiency innovation category

Ecotricity is the only supplier of carboNZero certified electricity in New Zealand and the only electricity retailer whose vehicle fleet is 100% electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Ecotricity has combined carboNZero certification of electricity with innovative pricing plans to support the uptake of electric vehicles and solar generation. Its invoices compare electricity consumption with the national emission averages and show cumulative associated CO2 savings. Further, the company has combined a social element by partnering with Pioneer Energy which is 100% community owned.

The company’s goal is to save 10,000,000 kg of CO2 over the next 12 months. Every customer is contributing towards emission reductions by supporting the construction of new renewable developments. For each customer that converts from a petrol or diesel car to an electric vehicle, 3,000 kg of CO2 is saved annually.

Ecotricity is winner of  Mega Efficiency Innovation and Community Innovation Awards, and finalist in the Renewables Innovation category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards